Pebbles Files Lawsuit Against Viacom For $40 Million
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

According to The Root, Pebbles has filed a $40 Million lawsuit against Viacom over her portrayal in the TLC biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Perri “Pebbles” Reid has been blasting the film ever since it debuted last year.

Reid states that she was portrayed “as a conniving and dishonest businesswoman who hoodwinked three innocent girls and exploited their talent for her own personal gain,” and says that the network “ignored fundamental canons of journalistic and literary conduct by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”

The group’s CrazySexyCool album sold 11 million copies, but the trio claimed they were only paid $50,000 a year each in 1993 and 1994 and had to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That has been blamed on Pebbles.

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